Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío

 

Rubén Darío, whose real name was Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867-1916), was a Nicaraguan poet representative of Hispano-American Modernism. In 1886 he arrived in Chile, attracted by the cultural and intellectual boom of the time, obtaining a position as editor of the newspaper The time from Santiago. Years later, he publishes Blue (1888), book of stories and poems. From this work, Darío establishes a new literary trend in Chile: Modernism. The aesthetic objective of this movement was the search for beauty as a means of escaping from reality. Among his most outstanding works are Caltrops (1887) Profane prose and other poems (1896) Songs of life and hope. The swans and other poems (1905) y The wandering song (1907).

 


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